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By Alex Muir
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Buckle up for a wild ride through the world of cryptocurrencies, as you try to hodl* your way to a fortune.  

If you enjoy poker or Monopoly then you're going to love this game.  It's easy to understand but with depth for you to develop winning strategies.  You'll need to use your brain at every level - from hatching a devious pump and dump scheme, to learning how to read the market prices and knowing when to buy and sell take profits.  

This beautifully designed board game uses completely original game mechanics to simulate the market - allowing you to employ strategies to outwit your opponents.  And just like the real Bitcoin and Altcoin market, it's a high risk, high reward game.  Prices double or halve, but you can pick up the signals and see this coming before the other players?  

 

 

 

Crypto Rampage is played in cycles.  Each cycle consists of four simple rounds which accurately capture the essence and chaos of trying to predict an irrational market.  

First up is the mining round… The dice is rolled to decide which coin is being mined, and then players take it in turns to come up with answers to a mining challlenge. Every correct answer wins a coin. You've got 30 seconds: the faster you mine, the more coins you earn!

Now’s your opportunity to buy and sell from the exchange. You make the call on when to take profits and when to hodl on for dear life.   Later in the game you'll want to trade with other players in a bid to gain over 50% of a particular coin and open up big opportunities for profit.

Now comes the pricing round, where you’ll immediately celebrate or regret your decisions.

We've created a simple but powerful way to change the value of coins:  The movement of prices is decided by price cards - which tell you how to move a price marker up and down the board.  In the opening round, you'll turn a price card for each coin and move them accordingly.  In subsequent rounds, you turn a price card and move the previous card down the board.  The actual price movement is the sum of those two cards.  It sounds complicated but it's actually incredibly easy - and it reflects real life.  

This system means a price that is rising is likely to continue rising - players can learn to read these prices and make smart trades. But watch out - someone might be holding a price card themselves and jump in at any point to manipulate the market. 

In the action round, every player takes an action card and reads it out. Events can affect players’ wallets or change the price on the exchange. And just like in the real cryptocurrency market, events can cause huge upheaval in prices.

This cycle of mining, trading and market changes continues around the table until the first player turns their initial $10 into $10,000.

It’s not a hard game to understand - we've extensively playtested this game and it flows easily with a good momentum.  

This is going to be the heaviest game on your shelf - it weighs in at 1.4kg including the box.  

This is never going to be a mass production game.  We will do one production run and it's highly unlikely that it will ever be made again.  So I'm determined to make this a game of quality that gets dusted off and played long after everyone's forgotten all about fiat money/ cryptocurrencies* (delete as appropriate).

  • The Board. A beautifully designed 20" x 20" (50 x 50cm) heavyweight folding board. 
  • 100 Ceramic Coins. The coins are custom-made 10g premium poker chips, printed with the. 
  • 50 Action Cards. Action cards can affect players' wallets or the whole market. 
  • 40 Mining Cards. Mining challenges are written for a general audience, but if you're playing as a group with similar interests you can each write your own mining challenges - for example, a group of developers might have a 'programming languages' mining challenge. (all cards are printed on heavyweight card with rounded corners) 
  • 40 price cards 
  • A coin dice
  • Instructions

The game contains 1kg of ceramic coins, so shipping is a little more expensive than purely paper-based board games.  We're keeping the shipping cost low by assembling and fulfilling locally: 

  • US and Canada - Shipping is approx. $10 and game will ship from US.
  • UK and Ireland - Shipping is £7.  Ships from UK.
  • EU countries - Shipping is approx. €12 and will ship from UK.
  • Rest of world - Shipping is approve $25 and will ship from wherever seems most sensible.

Follow the project, and feel free to ask questions on Twitter and on Facebook.

 

 

Risks and challenges

The game is fully developed so the funds raised here are going directly into production and fulfilment. If you've bought any cryptocurrencies in the last 8 years then this is probably the least risky investment you'll make. But that said, there is always an element of risk!

We have sourced a manufacturer for the game and another manufacturer for the coins. We are confident in these manufacturers, who have successfully delivered a number of similar projects.

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